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FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

Best Bathrooms: Raffles Istanbul

By: Five Star Alliance

Suites and rooms at Raffles Istanbul feature a designed inspired by an idea termed The Dream of Istanbul. With They feature full marble double vanity bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower.

Raffles Istanbul

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Cool Pools: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

By: Five Star Alliance

When you tire of sunning on one of the two private beaches at Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, you can relax at a pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Dotted around the resort are four outdoor swimming pools of varying sizes, including a designated children’s pool. In addition, the spa offers an indoor pool.

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

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Image of the day: Al Manshar Rotana Hotel

By: Five Star Alliance


Al Manshar Rotana Kuwait 200 luxurious rooms and suites, and all rooms are equipped with IP telephony, high speed internet,
LED TVs and kitchenettes. 

Al Manshar Rotana Kuwait

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Dining al Fresco: Hillside Beach Club

By: Five Star Alliance

The Beach Bar Restaurant at Hillside Beach Club offers a tasty snack buffet full of fun munchies and a barbeque corner at midday. In the evening, the restaurant serves a delectable presentation of authentic Italian cuisine paired with local and international wines in a relaxed, al fresco setting under the stars. The Beach Bar Restaurant is open daily, although al fresco services at lunch and dinner are subject to weather conditions.

Hillside Beach Club

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Cool Pools: Amelia Island Plantation Resort

By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Amelia Island Plantation Resort enjoy two pools, a splash park, tiered lounge seating for sun-seekers, and food & beverage service. Nestled within the pool grounds, two hot tubs and three fire features offer spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

- The adults-only infinity edge pool is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Located on the upper deck, it provides the most stunning views of all! 

- The vast family-friendly pool and splash park, perfect for toddlers and small children, are located on the lower deck, providing the perfect space for carefree frolicking and playful water games.

- Pools are open from dawn till dusk daily. Towels are provided at the pool with use of room key.

Amelia Island Plantation Resort

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The Luxury Hotel Insider Turns 10!

By: Five Star Alliance

Happy Birthday to us! The Luxury Hotel Insider turns 10 today. In Internet years, that's about 1,000. To put it into perspective, on October 7, 2005, Twitter was 17 months away from being invented, Pinterest had another 5 years to go before it started us all pinning, and Facebook was still called Thefacebook. George W. Bush had just started his second term in office, and the top TV shows were American Idol, CSI, and Survivor. 

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Here's to another 10 years of bringing you exclusive luxury hotel deals, features, and special rates from Five Star Alliance!


Dining al Fresco: Museum Hotel Cappadocia

By: Five Star Alliance

Museum Hotel Cappadocia's s a la carte restaurant, Lil'a offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience, featuring a delightful combination of rare dishes, traditional local cuisine, the best examples of Turkish cuisine, and, of course, elegant service. And all overlooking the magnificent Cappadocia plains below. 

Museum Hotel Cappadocia

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Best Bathrooms: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

By: Five Star Alliance

At Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, bathrooms are equipped with over-sized bathtubs, twin vanity units, and large walk-in showers and also with separate bath and walk in shower.

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

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Best Bathrooms: Alila Jabal Akhdar

By: Five Star Alliance

Housed in the main hotel building, in close proximity to the resort facilities, the Loft Suites at Alila Jabal Akhdar offer 104 square meters of open-plan space spread over two stories, with spacious living area and bathroom facilities including a shower downstairs, and bedroom with en suite bathroom upstairs. 

Alila Jabal Akbhdar

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Cool Pools: Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

By: Five Star Alliance

Infinity Pool

Guests at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay are welcome at this free-form outdoor infinity pool,
located conveniently close to Vento restaurant. Bask in the sun while enjoying views of the bay, or dip below.

Azure Pool

The Azure pool is a quiet refuge, complete with a heated whirlpool, secluded on the northwest side of the island,
next to the Spa. Six air-conditioned super-cabanas – including a television, refrigerated private bar, Internet
access and a bathroom – are available for daytime rental.

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